Don't Use Your Apple Watch While Driving In Canada, Eh?
The Apple watch is more than "just" a watch of course; it's an accessory to the iPhone - a sort of wrist worn interface for the phone. A motorist was fined in Canada for using his Apple watch to change tunes because there is a law there that you can't use a handheld device that has a telephone function while driving. Sacre bleu!
Jeffrey Macesin received a $120 ticket and four demerit points after he was pulled over by the Surete du Quebec for wearing a smartwatch.
Macesin said he was shocked when he was pulled over because he didn't think he was breaking the law.
The self-described gadget lover said he thought he was permitted to watch his new Apple Watch while driving, so long as he wasn’t tapping away on his smartphone.
“I have it in the bag charging while the auxiliary cable is plugged in to the radio and this controls my phone to play the music. So I was changing songs with my hand on the steering wheel,” said MacesinCTV